Recognizing that your home’s roofing system has deteriorated is the first step in your roof replacement process. However, before your roof replacement project officially begins, there are many factors that you need to take into consideration.

The first step is having your roof inspected to determine the state of your roof and whether it requires a replacement. If it does, you would need to get a quote for your new roof from your trusted roofing company.

Once you and your roofing company have decided on the cost of materials and labor, it then boils down to setting a date for your roof replacement project to start. Setting a date for your roofing project is important because, depending on the amount of work that needs to be completed, you may need to relocate temporarily during your roof replacement.

You may also be curious to know how long a roof replacement project takes so that you can return to your regular schedule and enjoy the benefits of your new roof.


Below we break down the duration of your roofing project and what influences it:


Tear Off Process

In order to install your new roofing system, your old roof needs to be removed first. Removing your old roof helps your roofer determine your roof deck’s health and uncover any hidden issues.

Depending on the materials and the size of your roof, removing your old roof can take between 1 to 2 days to complete.



The installation or replacement duration of your home’s roofing system depends on the size of your roof, the complexity of your architecture, and the materials you want to install.

An average-sized roof is about 2000 square feet. A roof this size can take about a day to complete, depending on the roofing materials.

Asphalt shingles can be installed in 1 to 2 days; flat roofing takes about three days to complete, metal roofing can be installed in 2 to 4 days, whereas a natural slate installation can sometimes take an entire week to complete.


Things That Can Prolong Your Installation Project


The Weather

Severe weather conditions can drastically affect the schedule of your roofing installation project.

Things like heavy rains, hail, or lightning can make working up on your roof challenging and dangerous for your roofing team. Some materials also need to be installed in more moderate to warm weather conditions to set accurately.

Working in the scorching sun may be less difficult for your roofing team than storming weather. But to get the most out of the day, it is recommended that they start earlier to avoid most of the heat. Working in extreme heat conditions can, however, cause dehydration.


Significant Roof Damage

If your roof is severely damaged, the repair process may prolong your roof replacement project. Some damages can be mended with some nails and plywood, whereas others may need an entire construction team.

If your roof damage has affected the structures of your roof and your home, expect long delays in your roof replacement project.



While every precaution is taken to ensure that your roofing company performs your roof installation in a safe, danger-free environment, roofing, in general, is one of the most dangerous occupations.

Injuries are common on a roofing job, but your roofing company should have replacement roofers to come in and complete the job.

If you’re ready to replace the roof of your home, don’t hesitate to call Dynasty Building Solutions.